Research Publications

 

2019:

 

  • Hosegood, J., Humble, E., Ogden, R., de Bruyn, M., Creer, S., Stevens, G., Abudaya, M., Bassos-Hull, K., Bonfil, R., Fernando, D. and Foote, A.D., 2019. Genome-wide data for effective conservation of manta and devil ray species. bioRxiv, p.458141.

    Full text is available at: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/458141v2

  • Fernando, D., Bown, R.M., Tanna, A., Gobiraj, R., Ralicki, H., Jockusch, E.L., Ebert, D.A., Jensen, K. and Caira, J.N., 2019. New insights into the identities of the elasmobranch fauna of Sri Lanka. Zootaxa4585(2), pp.201-238.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332382361


2018:

 

  • Stewart, J.D., Jaine, F.R., Armstrong, A.J., Armstrong, A.O., Bennett, M.B., Burgess, K.B., Couturier, L.I., Croll, D.A., Cronin, M.R., Deakos, M.H., Dudgeon, C.L., Fernando, D., Froman, N., Germanov, E.S., Hall, M.A., Hinojosa-Alvarez, S., Hosegood, J.E., Kashiwagi, T., Laglbauer, B.J.L., Lezama-Ochoa, N., Marshall, A.D., McGregor, F., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., Palacios, M.D., Peel, L.R., Richardson, A.J., Rubin, R.D., Townsend, K.A., Venables, S.K., Stevens, G.M.W., 2018. Research priorities to support effective manta and devil ray conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science5, 2018;314.

Full text is available at: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00314

 

  • Jabado, R.W., Kyne, P.M., Pollom, R.A., Ebert, D.A., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Ralph, G.M., Al Dhaheri, S.S., Akhilesh, K.V., Ali, K., Ali, M.H., Al Mamari, T.M., Bineesh, K.K., El Hassan, I.S., Fernando, D., Grandcourt, E.M., Khan, M.M., Moore, A.B.M., Owfi, F., Robinson, D.P., Romanov, E., Soares, A., Spaet, J.L.Y., Tesfamichael, D., Valinassab, T., Dulvy, N.K. 2018. Troubled waters: Threats and extinction risk of the sharks, rays and chimaeras of the Arabian Sea and adjacent waters. Fish and Fisheries19(6), pp.1043-1062.

Full text is available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12311

 

  • Jones, B.L., Unsworth, R.K., Udagedara, S. and Cullen-Unsworth, L.C., 2018. Conservation concerns of small-scale fisheries: by-catch impacts of a shrimp and finfish fishery in a Sri Lankan Lagoon. Frontiers in Marine Science5, p.52.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322952956


2017:

 

  • Perera, N., Dahanayaka, D.D.G.L. and Udagedara, S., 2017. Habitat Preference and Population Structure of Two Data Deficient Seahorse (Syngnathidae) Species. OUSL Journal, 12(2), pp.75-97.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322097753

 

  • Udagedara, S., Fernando, D., Perera, N., Tanna, A. and Bown, R., 2017. A first record of Halodule pinifolia Miki den Hartog, and new locality of nationally endangered Halophila beccarii Asch, from the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. International Journal of Aquatic Biology5(5), pp.328-335.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321719310

 

  • Stewart, J.D., Rohner, C.A., Araujo, G., Avila, J., Fernando, D., Forsberg, K., Ponzo, A., Rambahiniarison, J.M., Kurle, C.M. and Semmens, B.X., 2017. Trophic overlap in mobulid rays: insights from stable isotope analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series580, pp.131-151.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319137471

 

  • Abudaya, M., Ulman, A., Salah, J., Fernando, D., Wor, C. and di Sciara, G.N., 2018. Speak of the devil ray (Mobula mobular) fishery in Gaza. Reviews in fish biology and fisheries28(1), pp.229-239.

Full text is available at: http://rdcu.be/uryj

 

  • Lawson, J.M., Fordham, S.V., O’Malley, M.P., Davidson, L.N., Walls, R.H., Heupel, M.R., Stevens, G., Fernando, D., Budziak, A., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Ender, I., Francis, M.P., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., and Dulvy, N.K., 2017. Sympathy for the devil: a conservation strategy for devil and manta rays. PeerJ5, p.e3027.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315059287

 

  • Kularatne, H. and Udagedara, S., 2017. First record of the Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus Boddaert, 1783 (Aves: Ciconiiformes: Ciconiidae) breeding in the lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 9(1), pp.9738-9742.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312966465


2016:

 

  • Stewart, J.D., Beale, C.S., Fernando, D., Sianipar, A.B., Burton, R.S., Semmens, B.X. and Aburto-Oropeza, O., 2016. Spatial ecology and conservation of Manta birostris in the Indo-Pacific. Biological Conservation200, pp.178-183.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304158349

 

  • Camargo, S.M., Coelho, R., Chapman, D., Howey-Jordan, L., Brooks, E.J., Fernando, D., Mendes, N.J., Hazin, F.H., Oliveira, C., Santos, M.N. and Foresti, F., 2016. Structure and genetic variability of the oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, determined using mitochondrial DNA. PloS one11(5), p.e0155623.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303320009

 

  • Notarbartolo di Sciara, G.N., Fernando, D., Adnet, S., Cappetta, H. and Jabado, R.W., 2017. Devil rays (Chondrichthyes: Mobula) of the Arabian Seas, with a redescription of Mobula kuhlii (Valenciennes in Müller and Henle, 1841). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems27(1), pp.197-218.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301797224


2015:

 

  • Croll, D.A., Dewar, H., Dulvy, N.K., Fernando, D., Francis, M.P., Galván‐Magaña, F., Hall, M., Heinrichs, S., Marshall, A., Mccauley, D. and Newton, K.M., 2016. Vulnerabilities and fisheries impacts: the uncertain future of manta and devil rays. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems26(3), pp.562-575.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283491127

 

  • Fernando, D., Perera, N. and Ebert, D.A., 2015. First record of the megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios,(Chondrichthyes: Lamniformes: Megachasmidae) from Sri Lanka, northern Indian Ocean. Marine Biodiversity Records8. p.e75.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277309262

 

  • Ooi, M.S., Townsend, K.A., Bennett, M.B., Richardson, A.J., Fernando, D., Villa, C.A. and Gaus, C., 2015. Levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury in the branchial plate and muscle tissue of mobulid rays. Marine pollution bulletin94(1-2), pp.251-259.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273779156

 

  • Fernando, D., 2014. Range Extension of the Bull Shark Carcharhinus leucas (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) to include Sri Lanka. Journal of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka (Loris)27(1), pp.26-27.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/278049073


2014:

 

  • Morris, J.P., Thatje, S., Ravaux, J., Shillito, B., Fernando, D. and Hauton, C., 2015. Acute combined pressure and temperature exposures on a shallow-water crustacean: novel insights into the stress response and high pressure neurological syndrome. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology181, pp.9-17.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269390196

 

  • Poortvliet, M., Olsen, J.L., Croll, D.A., Bernardi, G., Newton, K., Kollias, S., O’Sullivan, J., Fernando, D., Stevens, G., Magaña, F.G. and Seret, B., 2015. A dated molecular phylogeny of manta and devil rays (Mobulidae) based on mitogenome and nuclear sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution83, pp.72-85.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269169232